IF YOU HAVE SUSTAINED AN EXTENSIVE OR SEVERE INJURY, OR IF THE INJURY HAS OCCURRED AFTER NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS, PLEASE GO TO THE NEAREST EMERGENCY ROOM FOR TREATMENT.

Car and motorcycle accidents, falls, sports injuries, and acts of violence can result in a wide range of trauma to the bone and/or soft tissues. Because of your unique and complex facial anatomy, an injury to any part of your face can significantly impact your appearance, functionality, and emotional well-being. Restoring your cosmetic appearance requires highly trained knowledge of facial regions to determine the right areas to support. Trust the experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeons to provide state-of-the-art facial trauma treatment in Greenwood, South Carolina. 

Oral surgeons have undergone extensive education and training to understand and repair the delicate structures of the face. The surgeons at Carolinas Center for Oral & Facial Surgery can a variety of treat facial traumas affecting the mouth and jaws, including:

  • Broken teeth
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Cuts inside the mouth
  • Fractured facial bones
  • Fractured jaws

Causes of Facial Trauma and Treatment

There are many reasons why a facial trauma can occur, the most common include:

  • Car and motorcycle accidents
  • Accidents in the home
  • Work-related injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Falls
  • Violence

In the event of a facial trauma, please call one of our offices right away. We will make arrangements to see you promptly. Our surgeons will evaluate the area of injury, take any X-rays or 3D imaging, and determine the next steps for treatment. Sometimes, multiple treatments are necessary to restore function and esthetics.

There are three main choices for anesthesia

Local Anesthesia

Local anesthesia provides numbness directly where it is administered. It does not affect consciousness, so the patient remains awake while the feelings of discomfort are eliminated. Local anesthesia is commonly used for minor procedures.

Nitrous Oxide

Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a mild sedative that the patient inhales to alleviate feelings of anxiety. It does not cause the patient to lose consciousness. It is often used together with local anesthesia.

IV Sedation

IV sedation is commonly used for moderate to extensive oral or facial surgery procedures. This type of sedation is administered directly into the patient’s vein. Since amnesia (forgetfulness) is a common side effect of the medication, most patients who use IV sedation do not remember their procedure.

We’re Here For You

Do you want to learn more about our credentials and facial trauma treatment in Greenwood, South Carolina? Or would you like to know more details about the procedure, such as the benefits, our techniques and technology, and more? Contact us at (864) 751-9972 and consult with one of our knowledgeable and experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeons.